JOSEPH PARKER insists he will never fight his training partner Tyson Fury – despite his efforts to become a two-time heavyweight champion.
The former WBO president has been one of Fury’s main training partners at Morecambe over the past few months.
But the New Zealander will shelve his ambitions of becoming a two-time heavyweight champion if it means he has to take on his good friend.
In an appearance on talkSPORT, he said: “We have a great relationship.
“He treats me like a younger brother, his whole family takes care of me.
“I’m living in Morecambe now. I’m in his house, I’m using his gym.
“I think I’ll never fight him. I’ll let him do his thing and fight the others.”
Parker, 30, wants to fight for another belt if his chance to fight Fury for the WBC belt comes true.
“I’ll try to take a different path and do my best to win other belts if I can,” he said.
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Parker is back in full training after unanimously decided to win over Derek Chisora last month.
And the Kiwi star is helping Fury prepare for his second WBC title defense
“I’m back in training, back in training camp with Tyson,” he said.
“We’ve got Sonny Bill Williams here to train for his fight, David Nyika is back on board. Great to be training again.”
Fury, 33, plans to defend his title on March 26 but a deal to face mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte has yet to be finalized.
And co-promoter Bob Arum has hinted The Gypsy King will likely face unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk next.
During an appearance on talkSPORT, the 90-year-old said: “It was total chaos.
“What’s happening are just promises from the Middle East to do a united fight with Usyk and Fury, and Dillian Whyte will set aside.
“And people with absolutely no strings attached – like Frank Warren’s Queensberry and our Top Rated – are joining in.
“It’s kind of a typical horrible situation, but hopefully it gets worked out and maybe it gets resolved with a purse bid on Friday.”
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https://www.thesun.ie/sport/boxing/8232228/joseph-parker-tyson-fury-training-fight-boxing-news/ Joseph Parker insists he will NEVER fight his friend Tyson Fury despite the New Zealander finishing in the title shot